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Chemical Dependency Counselor

Location: Salem, OR Additional Locations:

Tualatin Medical Offices 19185 SW 90th Ave., 19185 SW 90th Ave., Tualatin,Oregon, 97062
Tanasbourne Medical/Dental Offices 10315 NE Tanasb, 10315 NE Tanasbourne Dr., Hillsboro,Oregon, 97124
Job Number: 778135 Date posted: 03/15/2019
Description:

Provide high quality clinical services to Kaiser Permanente members accessing the Department of Addiction Medicine.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality clinical services (individual, group, and family) to our members through direct assessment, diagnosis and formulation/implementation of treatment plan in outpatient or residential settings. Provide all care in accordance with accepted best practice standards and department protocols (including supervision). Conducts hospital consults as requested by clinical services manager, Clinical Director or Chief of Addiction Medicine department. Provide case management through appropriate triaging and referrals, consultation with other providers, contact with members and their families, and reporting to outside agencies.

  • Document all member care in the electronic medical record in accordance with accepted medical/legal standards.

  • Provide other member or department services, such as program development, in-service training, crisis intervention and supervision of members during residential activities.

  • Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • N/A

  • Education

  • Master's level degree in counseling, social work, or closely related field (M.S.W., M.S., M.A., M.Ed.), post-master's experience not required, if completed one (1) year of departmental internship.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Certified alcohol and drug counselor; or licensed professional counselor - LPC; or licensed marriage and family therapist - LMFT; or licensed clinical social worker - LCSW required at time of hire/transfer.

  • Current license to practice without restriction and/or A/D Certification in practicing state required at time of hire/transfer.

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.


  • Additional Requirements:

  • Thorough and working knowledge of current best practice treatment for; members and their family members needing Addiction intervention and/or treatment services; including treatment principles for individual, family and group counseling; adolescent development; family systems theory, and treatment/intervention options for sexual/physical and other trauma survivors.

  • Thorough and working knowledge of legal requirements for reporting abuse and maintaining confidentiality.

  • Thorough and working knowledge of accepted best practice protocols and ethical guidelines and behaviors for counselors.

  • Ability to assess, diagnose, and treat members affected by substance use/dependence.

  • Ability to recognize, assess, and initiate treatment for members with co-occurring issues.

  • Ability to use appropriate procedural/testing equipment and tools.

  • Ability to carry a large caseload.

  • Ability to interface with large multidisciplinary systems - both internal and external.

  • Basic electronic mail communication skills.

  • Basic computer skills in windows applications.

  • Basic computer skills including ability to access and utilize web-based resources, and communicate in writing using electronic mail.


  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years of post-master's experience.

  • Training and experience related to counseling/treatment principles for; individual, family and group counseling; adolescent development; family systems theory, and treatment/intervention options for sexual/physical and other trauma survivors.

  • Master's level degree.

  • Provides clinical services with emphasis on addiction treatment utilizing knowledge of current best practices in field of substance use disorders.

  • Considers cultural nuances and health care beliefs in the provision of care to a diverse member base.

  • Provides substance abuse consultation to other professionals, members and referents.

  • Proficient in computer skills including Windows applications, access/utilization of web-based resources, keyboarding.

  • Thorough and working knowledge of current best practice treatment for members and their family members needing addiction intervention and/or treatment services;


  • Thorough and working knowledge of legal requirements for reporting abuse and maintaining confidentiality.

  • Thorough and working knowledge of accepted best practice protocols and ethical guidelines and behaviors for counselors, as identified by licensing and /or Certifying Boards.

  • Ability to assess, diagnose, and treat members affected by substance use/dependence.

  • Ability to diagnose and treat members with co-occurring issues.

  • Ability to use appropriate procedural/testing equipment and tools.

  • Ability to carry a large caseload.

  • Ability to interface with large multidisciplinary systems - both internal and external.

  • Proficient electronic mail communication skills.

  • Proficient computer skills in windows applications.
  • Primary Location: Oregon,Salem,North Lancaster Medical Offices 2400 NE Lancaster Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OFNHP - Professionals Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Behavioral / Mental Health Department: Addiction Medicine Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

    About Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care Careers

    Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care Careers

    Backed by a committed interdisciplinary team of health care professionals, you'll provide high-quality treatment for patients with behavioral health and/or bio-psychological concerns, including those in psychological crisis.

    With the strength of our network at your fingertips, you'll be sure your patients receive prompt, appropriate referrals across our organization with no barriers to the continuity of care. Opportunities and specialty settings range from substance abuse to social work and autism to eating disorders.

    Opportunities:

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    • Case Managers
    • Clinical Psychologists
    • Clinical Social Workers
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    • Medical Social Workers
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    • Autism
    • Chronic Pain Management
    • Eating Disorders
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    • Medical Social Work
    • Neuropsychology
    • OB/GYN
    • Palliative Care
    • Pediatrics
    • Psychiatric Emergency Team (PET)
    • Psychiatry (Adult, Adolescent & Child)
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